Antigua Desert Dry Performance Cotton Golf Polo Review

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, June 16th, 2015
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Though I’m not currently on the course (I do have to write these posts from somewhere other than the 2nd green) I’m still enjoying today’s shirt script, the Antigua Desert Dry Performance Cotton Golf Polo.  This is a great shirt for the current weather conditions here, 90+ degrees.  Let’s take a close look at this golf polo.

Antigua Desert Dry Performance Cotton Golf Polo

Antigua Desert Dry Performance Cotton Golf Polo

Materials

I’m a polyester and spandex fan typically.  I’m not talking about 1980’s hair band spandex, just to clarify.  So I’m not as hip on cotton apparel lately.  The Antigua Desert Dry Performance Cotton Golf Polo (yes it is a mouthful) has changed my tune though, from an 80’s hair band song to something much better. The fabric in this polo combines Antigua’s “Desert Dry moisture management technology” along with natural fibers of cotton.

Sounds good but what does that mean? The fabric sucks moisture (sweat) away from the body. It goes through the fabric to the outside where it can evaporate. In even more simple terms, it helps keep the player dry. More on this:

“Cotton as a fiber alone absorbs moisture quickly, but doesn’t allow the moisture to travel across the cotton knitted fibers for quicker release — like synthetic micro-filament fibers. By engineering fabrics utilizing synthetic micro-filament yarns and blending them with fine natural cotton fibers, D2PC offers the look and casual comfort of cotton while maximizing the wicking properties of a performance fabric.” ~Antigua

Style/Fit

This polo is extremely simple in style, yet super good looking. It’s not flashy but it’s classy.

The fit is super comfortable and does not interfere with my mouse clicking in the office or my full golf swing on the course. Those are my two most crucial skills and I need performance out of them!

On The Course

Speaking of the course, I’ve enjoyed many rounds in my DDPC polo. Despite high temperatures and humidity lately, I’ve been quite comfortable. The shirt is very light, soft, and does not pull or bind in my golf swing.

Conclusion

It’s late in the game but still a few days before Father’s Day. Your local golf course shop or major sports/golf retailer may have the Desert Dry Performance Cotton polos in stock. They’re inexpensive, comfortable, stylish, and perform well on and off the course.


Golf Apparel Review: Dunning Golf Stretch Performance Bottoms

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, June 11th, 2015
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Regular followers of this humble golf blog know that I’m a big supporter of the fantastic golf apparel brand Dunning Golf.  Dunning is a higher-end apparel label for men only which is producing some of the absolute best golf shirts, outerwear, pants/shorts, and even underwear.  Today’s review is the Dunning Stretch Performance Bottoms (golf shorts).

Dunning Stretch Performance Bottoms (Golf Shorts)

Dunning Stretch Performance Bottoms (Golf Shorts)

Materials

These shorts are made from 90% polyester and 10% spandex. These are the two best modern materials for golf apparel in my opinion, not cotton. Because of these materials, the shorts are very flexible and comfortable. The shorts don’t wrinkle easily.  They are low maintenance, easy to wash, and don’t shrink.

Style

There’s not an apparel label out there which nails golf style as well as Dunning Golf. These shorts are so sharp, clean looking, and classy. Plus Dunning’s colors seem to match so well with a myriad of shirt colors and styles.

On The Course

There’s nothing worse than tight or uncomfortable apparel impeding or restricting the golf swing. None of that with the Stretch Performance Bottoms. Swing away freely and play as good as you are capable, in full comfort and style.

In the office or out on the town there are no better shorts. Really. No better shorts.

Conclusion

I first found out about Dunning when in Colombia playing in the Web.com Tour Colombia Open pro-am.  I was paired with Kevin Foley and I remember being very impressed with the style and look of his Dunning pants.  That was the first exposure I had to the brand and honestly I’ve never had that type of reaction to pants before.  I’m thrilled to have some Dunning shorts in my massive wardrobe a couple of years later.

The Dunning Stretch Performance shorts shine in all the areas I need them to: comfort, style, performance, maintenance.

Related Links

Dunning Stretch Pique Multi Stripe Polo

Dunning 1/4 Zip Outer Layer

Jersey Button Down Polo

Player’s Edition Sweater


Give Your Golf Association Members a Thank You Gift

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, June 11th, 2015
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Hats off to the president and vice president of my local men’s golf association at River Oaks in Sandy, Utah.  The club has been including very nice gifts for their members as a thank you for signing up for the yearly league.  Last year it was a personalized water bottle.  When I was president of the league for seven (long) years, I didn’t think of that, though we did give the members a prime rib dinner at the end of the season.

PitchFix Gift Set

PitchFix Gift Set

This year’s gift is ironically a product I received for review a few weeks ago and which I was about to post about, PitchFix.  PitchFix is a switchblade divot tool of very high quality design, style, and workmanship.

The tool comes in a nice branded tin along with two extra ball markers. Very classy.

I also like the fact that the whole men’s association has divot repair tools now. I hope they use them!

This would make a very nice and classy Father’s Day gift. If you want to buy one now, follow this link to several PitchFix models on Amazon.


Father’s Day Golf Gadget Guide

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015
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There are not too many people who know as much about golf gadgets as yours truly.  In fact, I know too much.  That’s a discussion for another day.

Today I’m happy to post a golf blog on the best Father’s Day golf gadgets.  The gadgets below have all been reviewed here on Hooked On Golf Blog.  You can click the link to read the full review or the link to buy one directly.  I try to make it easy for you.

Bushnell TourX Golf Laser Rangefinder

High End Golf Laser Rangefinder – $464

Bushnell TourX First Look (have not reviewed it yet) | Buy Now

Though I have not posted my review yet, I can tell you this is one badass golf laser.  Quickest and most accurate unit I’ve tested to date.  The price is a bit steep, but this is a quality piece.

ScoreBand Laser Rangefinder - click to buyBudget Golf Laser Rangefinder – $172

ScoreBand PULSE Laser Rangefinder Review | Buy Now

The most reasonably priced, accurate laser I’ve tested.  A great deal for dad (or mom, or son, or sister, or priest, or rabbi).

3Bays GSA Putt

Putting Analyzer for iOS or Android – $199

3Bays Golf Swing Putting Analyzer Review | Buy Now

User your smartphone or tablet with this device to hone your putting skills.

Bushnell NEO Golf GPSPocket Golf GPS – $99 (no-brainer)

Bushnell NEO Golf GPS Review | Buy Now

This golf GPS goes in one’s pocket, or on one’s belt.  Super light. Clear display. Easy to use.  Great for senior golfers.

Rukket_Chipping_Net_6Golf Practice Chipping Net – $34.99

Rukket Sports Chipping Practice Net Review | Buy Now

This chipping net can be used indoors or out.  Less than $35?  Money well spent.

GameGolf_01Game Golf Score/Shot Tracking System – $199

Game Golf Review | Buy Now

Game Golf was one of Hooked On Golf Blog’s 2014 products of the year. It is an awesome system that tracks every shot and lets you analyze on your computer at home.  Shots are plotted over a map and every club distance is measured.  Many more cool features included.  Very cool golf gadget!

Swing Caddie SC100 Golf Launch MonitorPersonal Golf Launch Monitor – $198

Swing Caddie Personal Golf Launch Monitor Review | Buy Now

Another one of the best products of 2014.  This unit shows golf club head speed and all sorts of other great golf launch characteristics.  Great for practice and club testing.

Frogger Golf Cart PonchoFrogger Golf Cart Poncho – $44

Frogger Golf Cart Poncho Review | Buy Now

Very affordable golf cart cover by Frogger.  The “poncho” is so portable it can fit inside a golf bag!


Bushnell NEO Ghost Pocket Golf GPS Review

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, June 1st, 2015
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Bushnell NEO Golf GPS

Bushnell NEO Golf GPS

I certainly can’t blame my golf accessories if I miss a green or a target!  When I’ve got the Bushnell NEO Ghost pocket golf GPS on my person I have a light and easy to read yardage.  Let’s take a look at the NEO Ghost in detail.

Features

  • Preloaded with 33,000+ courses
  • 14 hour battery life. Number of holes or rounds obviously depends on pace of play.
  • Auto course recognition
  • Auto hole advance
  • Clear and large yardage numbers, easy to read
  • Up to four hazard distances per hole
  • Easy-to-use interface
  • Multi-function clip and USB charging cable included (clip to belt or golf bag)
  • Super light
  • Available colors: black, charcoal, green, white

On The Course

First things first.  To get the NEO Ghost ready for a round it needs to be charged.  Unlike many golf GPS units, the NEO Ghost has a standard micro USB port.  It can be charged with a regular micro USB cable one might use for a smartphone or other USB peripherals.  Since it has no proprietary bizarre cable to charge it, you won’t end up on your first trip to Bandon Dunes realizing you can’t use your GPS because you forgot the funky charger.  Rant over…

A full charge lasts forever, or up to 14 hours.  I say forever because I can go several rounds before having to charge the unit.  Other GPS units I’ve reviewed barely last more than one round.

The size and ease of use of the NEO Ghost is a big selling point.  The soft edges and rounded corners slide in and out of my pocket easily.  Nothing sharp to bug me when the unit is in my pocket.  It is so light that I can hardly tell it is on my person.

bushnell gps golf

Invaluable and accurate golf data in the palm of my hand!

Looking at the display is refreshing.  It is super simple with big clear yardages.  The big number is the center of the green.  The smaller numbers represent yardages to the front and back of the green.  The unit will also provide crucial information regarding hazard yardages, like greenside bunkers.  It is always great to know the exact yardage to “cover” a bunker.

The unit powers up quickly and automatically knows the course I’m playing.  With 33,000 courses it is unlikely a user will run across a course which is not in the unit.

Conclusion

Ranging from $99 to $129, the NEO Ghost golf GPS by Bushnell is a very affordable and easy to use golf measuring device.  It delivers solid data, is sharp looking, light, charges easily, and lasts a long time.  Fantastic.

The NEO Ghost would make a great golf gift for Father’s Day, Christmas, Birthdays and more.


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